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The school’s girl plea to the “Teacher”…

17 April 2012, 09:21

                            The school’s girl plea to the “Teacher”…

The plea of a schoolgirl to the teacher, “please teacher come to the classroom I want to learn to be a better person”. This is such a sad plight from our Education System, which is failing millions of destitute and willing students. The teacher’s unwavering cry for better salaries; redeployment of temporal teachers and other similar grievances has put a blind wall between the teachers and their classrooms such that there is no longer any space for proper communication. Our children due to the Union Strike’s have become the victims of roaming the streets during school hours. This is such a phenomenon with one particular school in the Eastern Cape, in Grahamstown named after Nathaniel Nyaluza was established by the Methodist Church to fight the alienation of Black Students in Grahamstown who were forced to attend other schools outside the town. The learners are seen all over the village wearing a full uniform with nothing else to do with their privileged time. The aforementioned school in Fingo Village has insufficient number of educators; and classrooms are in such a poor state with broken windows, there is lack of proper furniture, some of what is left is stolen by the neighbouring community.

It is time that the teachers should get their priorities right, we do not need to waver between salaries and the future of our children. In June, 1976 and the years that followed, Black students have been suffering for better quality education. The are hundreds of people who have died or suffered irreparable emotional traumas. Some of the now striking teachers were involved in those boycotts that had set us free from the Bantu Education system.

It is therefore, that time the teachers should give back to the younger generation the same quality education that we all suffered for in the hands of the past regime. This time in our democracy we should all be striving for the prosperity and economic growth; social adherence; financial stability, therefore our intent should be not on individual success, but proper cultivation of future leaders. It is that time we, especially Black people should understand that learning begins at home, from storytelling or recitation of old tales. It is our history based on solid diverse cultures that we should strive for the prosperity and betterment of ALL, in this Rainbow Nation, that is “One goal; One future; a United Democratic Africa”.

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